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Old 06-28-2011, 11:17 AM
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Default Jetboat: Sea Doo or Yamaha

Trying to get some info on these for a bud.
Pros / Cons or which brand you prefer? Why?

Going to be used in Bays of Miami Beach.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:35 AM
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I am on my second yamaha, we had a 2003 ar 210 , now we have a 2011 ar 240.
we are very happy with the new boat and had zero problems with the 2003.
we already have 30 hr on the new boat and 3000 miles on the trailer
fuel burn is not bad, we average 2.6 miles per gal
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http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...-jet-boat.html

On this thread most seem to favor Yamaha, I have had good luck with my 04 seadoo rxp and a 97 Kawasaki zxi 1100.

I am inclined to go with Seadoo just because they are a North American company. Love their ATV's.
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Thanks alot guys.
I think for a 1st time boater the 21 is enough.
The wakeboard tower is cool looking and gives you something to grab onto. Any other pros/cons to the tower, besides boarding/skiing from it?
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Thanks alot guys.
I think for a 1st time boater the 21 is enough.
The wakeboard tower is cool looking and gives you something to grab onto. Any other pros/cons to the tower, besides boarding/skiing from it?
It's the only place to put speakers if you want good sound behind or anywhere outside the boat.
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I like Sea Doo. I put more hours on my old 1994 Speedster than I think any other boat. Took it all over the place, including the Bahamas (Dragged behind a sportfish). Thing took a beating up and down through some big seas and besides the stress cracks (to be expected taking a 14 footer through some 8+ foot sea days), no problems whatsoever.
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